The Ultimate Guide for Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

The Complete Pritikin Program for Lowering High Blood Pressure With Little Or No Medication. Includes Recipes and 5-Day Meal Plan.

Proven Science Based Results

In more than 100 studies published in prestigious medical journals, the Pritikin Program has been found to not only promote weight loss and lower blood pressure naturally, but also prevent and control many of the world's other leading killers, including diabetes and stroke.

No Longer Needed High Blood Pressure Medication

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Had Their High Blood Pressure Medication Reduced

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Among 216 adults who entered the Pritikin Center taking pills for hypertension, 83% left Pritikin free of these pills, and with significant reductions in blood pressure. Most of the remaining 17% had their pill dosages reduced. Journal of Cardiac Rehabilitation, 3: 839, 1983. See also Circulation, 106: 2530, 2002.

How Long Does It Take To Lower Blood Pressure?

You may be surprised at how quickly you can reduce your blood pressure. Many guests at the Pritikin health resort wipe out the need for blood pressure pills in as little as 3 days.

Ultimate Guide for Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is by far the most common form of cardiovascular disease in the U.S.  More than 90% of Americans can expect to develop it in their lifetime.

While most Americans with hypertension are treated primarily with drugs, “these drugs do not come close to eliminating all the cardiovascular ills associated with the typical American diet and sedentary lifestyle,” observes Danine Fruge, MD, Medical Director at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. Over the last four decades, the Center has helped thousands worldwide lower blood pressure naturally and significantly reduce many cardiovascular risks.

Side Effects of Medications

There are more worrisome facts about medications, notes Dr. Fruge.  Drug treatment frequently has annoying and sometimes dangerous side effects, and never cures the disease.  All too often, blood pressure problems grow progressively worse despite the use of medications.  That’s deeply troubling because hypertension is a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmia, and premature death.

Lifestyle-Focused Guide for Lowering Blood Pressure

The heartening news is that most people can effectively control their blood pressure without the need for medications by following a healthy lifestyle like the Pritikin Program.  “Those who still need medications usually require a lower dose and/or fewer drugs, thereby reducing their risk of suffering adverse side effects from the medications,” states Dr. Seth Marquit, MD, Medical Director at Pritikin.

“For many years, the Pritikin Program has offered a safer and more effective alternative to pharmacological therapy because the program eliminates the dietary insults and other lifestyle-related factors that caused hypertension to develop in the first place.”

Alternatives To High Blood Pressure Medication

Find out about safe and side-effect-free alternatives to blood pressure drugs. Learn the lifestyle measures that science has discovered are most effective.

Danine Fruge, MD, Medical Director at Pritikin is one of several physicians, all board-certified in fields such as cardiology and endocrinology, provide each guest with the expert medical attention required for achieving major life changes smoothly and successfully.

High Blood Pressure Cures – Diet Is #1

We cannot cure hypertension, per se, but science has found that dietary changes can have enormous benefits in controlling it.

In a landmark American Heart Association scientific statement, the nation's experts in hypertension research concluded that of all environment factors that affect blood pressure, dietary factors "have a prominent, and likely predominant, role in blood pressure control."

Pritikin Diet & Eating Plan

We use the latest scientific research to provide dietary guidelines that will help you avoid and often reverse diseases that can rob you of the good health you need to enjoy a good life.

Shopping List for Lowering Blood Pressure

The 50 foods on this Shopping List for Lowering Blood Pressure are great not only for blood pressure but also for shedding excess weight, lowering cholesterol, and more.

Meal Plan To Help Lower Blood Pressure

This super-simple meal plan is a great guide for lowering blood pressure. It will give you a bunch of ideas for meals that are healthy, filling, and delish.

Pritikin Frozen Foods

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Salt & High Blood Pressure

Salt is everywhere, and high blood pressure (the result of too much salt in our diets) is an American epidemic. New CDC guidelines (and decades-old Pritikin guidelines) advise that most of us should eat no more than 1,500 mg of sodium a day. We average 3,500 to 5,000 mg daily. Why are we so blasé about the massive doses of salt we’re consuming? How can we change?.

Cut 1,000+ Mg of Sodium From Your Daily Diet (And Hardly Notice)

Most of us should be eating no more than 1,500 mg of sodium a day. Americans average, however, about 3,500 mg daily. Get quick and easy tips to reduce sodium intake. Enjoy a healthier (and still delicious) life.

I never put salt on anything. Why do I have high blood pressure?

It’s great that you aren’t fast and easy with your salt shaker. Congratulations! But it’s important to realize that about 75% of the salt (sodium-chloride) Americans eat every day does not come from their salt shakers. It’s in your food before it even hits your plate!

Are Salt Substitutes Safe?

It’s a common question among our guests at the Pritikin Longevity Center, who are taught how devastating the high-salt U.S. diet is to our blood pressure and overall health. Searching for alternatives, people often ask: What about salt substitutes with potassium? And what about MSG? Isn’t it a bad choice? Here are answers, some of which may surprise you.

The Dangers of Salt: It’s More Than Just a Blood Pressure Problem

There are many people who think, "I don't have to worry about my salt intake because my blood pressure is fine." That's not true, asserts research. The dangers of salt go well beyond high blood pressure.

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Additional Resources for Lowering High Blood Pressure

Explore the articles below to learn more about blood pressure control and healthy living, and to start developing your own personal guide to lowering blood pressure. Even better, book a health vacation at Pritikin, recently described by The New York Times as the “granddaddy of health-based wellness spas.” Make a personal investment in what matters most – a longer life, a better life.

Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally – 7 Tips

These 7 tips for lowering high blood pressure are excellent not only for blood pressure control but also for losing excess weight and preventing heart disease.

FAQs About High Blood Pressure

The physicans and other health experts at Pritikin answer the questions they are most commonly asked about high blood pressure.

Treatment for Resistant Hypertension

Have you been told you have resistant hypertension, and there is little you can do about it? Research has found that there is, in fact, treatment for resistant hypertension. It's simple, it's medication-free, and, for many people, the results start happening within one to two weeks.

Do You Have Masked Hypertension?

Essentially, masked hypertension is blood pressure that tends to be normal in the doctor’s office but higher outside the doctor’s office, reaching levels classified as high blood pressure, or hypertension. It truly is the silent killer.

Blood Pressure Drugs and Cancer Risk?

November 8, 2013

The data are preliminary. This study is not irrefutable proof that ARBs promote cancer. We need stronger data – clinical trials – to determine if the risk is real (not a statistical fluke). But, as Dr. Steven Nissen, cardiologist at the Cleveland Clinic, stated in an accompanying editorial in the Lancet Oncology, this study is “disturbing and provocative.” It is also one more reason to do everything you can to control your blood pressure, not with pharmaceuticals, but with healthy, side-effect-free diet and exercise.

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Resistant Hypertension Treatment

November 8, 2013

People with resistant hypertension (there are 15+ million in the U.S.) are told that there’s nothing they can do about it. They’re given the bad news that their blood pressure will remain high – 140/90 and higher – despite their being on three or more anti-hypertensive drugs.

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Music and Your Health – Lowering Blood Pressure

November 8, 2013

Listening to music may help lower your blood pressure, reported scientists from the University of Florence, Italy, at the American Society of Hypertension meeting.

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What Is Hypertension? And Other Common Questions

November 8, 2013

I’m taking pills, so I’m fine. I don’t need a heart healthy diet.” That’s how many people with hypertension, or high blood pressure, feel. Get answers to these and other common questions about hypertension and hypertension control.

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The Best Diet For High Blood Pressure

November 8, 2013

What you do eat is just as important as what you don’t eat. Men who followed a diet that focused not just on losing weight but also on increasing consumption of fruits, vegetables, and nonfat dairy foods (and lowering salt intake) were significantly more effective at lowering their blood pressure than men who followed a low-fat diet with no specific food recommendations.

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High Blood Pressure Cures – Diet Is #1

November 8, 2013

In a new American Heart Association scientific statement, the nation’s experts in hypertension research concluded that of all environment factors that affect blood pressure, from anxiety to toxins, dietary factors “have a prominent, and likely predominant, role in blood pressure control.”

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How Much Salt Per Day?

November 8, 2013

Americans eat far too much salt (sodium chloride) and not enough potassium, announced the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science. Optimally, Americans should lower their daily sodium intake to 1,500 mg or less a day, recommends the Institute, a scientific organization that sets the nation’s recommended levels of nutrients.

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Are low-sodium diets healthy?

August 20, 2012

Two new studies suggest a link between low-sodium intake and higher risk of disease and death. Are they right? Are low-sodium diets unhealthy? Salt expert Jay Kenney, PhD, RD, FACN weighs in. Dr. Kenney is an educator and Nutrition Research Specialist at the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami. He also writes continuing education courses for registered dietitians nationwide, specializing in research on salt intake and disease risk.

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